Manhattan Fire Protection District
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Fire Department Puts High Angle Training to Use

August 10

Manhattan firefighters train daily for all types of emergencies like fires, medical emergencies and more specialized incidents such as high angle and confined space rescues and hazardous materials response. Recently, the fire department used its specialized high angle rescue training at a local farm. Manhattan firefighters safely assisted an ill person down from the top of a 50’ grain bin. Manhattan ... (Full Story & Photos)

Street Dance September 3rd!

August 05

Join us on September 3rd for the Manhattan Firefighters' Association 50th Annual Benefit Dance. Tickets have been mailed to all Manhattan Fire Protection District residents. The general public can purchase tickets in advance for $5 at Manhattan Fire Station #81, 100 Park Rd, Manhattan. Tickets can also be purchased at the gate the night of the event for $7. The Street Dance will be held on the ... (Full Story & Photos)

Police & Fire Community Night is Coming....July 29th!

July 06

The Manhattan Police & Fire Community Night will be held on Friday, July 29th from 6-8:30pm at Manhattan’s Central Park. This free event has received an overwhelming response since it started in 2009. Activities include Lifestar Helicopter, police demo, Medic Mania tent….‘Do you have what it takes to be a medic?’, large touch-a-truck area, interactive exhibits, and much more! There will be so much ... (Full Story & Photos)

Manhattan Recognizes Outstanding Firefighters

June 16

The Manhattan Fire Protection District’s annual Appreciation Dinner took place recently at the VFW in New Lenox. Guests and dignitaries were welcomed and enjoyed the evening honoring the members of the fire district. The evening was full of awards, recognition and retirements.

Firefighter of the Year

The 2015 recipient of the Jack Fitzgerald Firefighter of the Year is Firefighter Eric Chellios. ... (Full Story & Photos)

EMS Person of the Year Award
(l to r) DC Steve Malone, EMS Person of the Year Mark Patrick, Chief Daniel Forsythe
EMS Person of the Year Award (l to r) DC Steve Malone, EMS Person of the Year Mark Patrick, Chief Daniel Forsythe

Prevent Child Heatstroke in Cars

May 31

Heatstroke is the number one killer of children, outside of car crashes. That’s why the Manhattan Fire Protection District (FPD) has joined with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to attempt to reduce these deaths by reminding parents and caregivers about the dangers of heatstroke and leaving children in hot cars. In 2015 there were 24 heatstroke deaths of children in vehicles.

“As ... (Full Story & Photos)


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